Purchaser Profile

University of California, Santa Barbara
Higher Education
Kathy Scheidemen, Co-Chair Sustainability Procurement Team

Santa Barbara, CA, USA


All desktop computers, laptops, and computer monitors purchased by the University are required to have achieved a minimum Bronze-level registration or higher under the Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®), where applicable.

Preference will be given for electronics products that have achieved EPEAT® Silver or EPEAT® Gold registration. The registration criteria and a list of all registered equipment are provided at https://www.epeat.net.

*EPEAT Purchasing Tier indicates how many EPEAT categories are specified in the organization’s purchasing agreements